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Idris Goodwin

IDRIS GOODWIN is a playwright, Hip Hop artist, spoken word performer and essayist. He is the author of the award winning and widely produced play How We Got On  and the Pushcart nominated essay collection These Are The Breaks. He’s performed on HBO and Sesame Street. His two latest plays And in this corner….Cassius Clay and This is Modern Art (co-written with poet Kevin Coval) will have world premiere productions in 2015. Idris teaches performance writing and Hip Hop aesthetics at Colorado College.

5 Weeks 5 Plays
Essay

5 Weeks 5 Plays

Playwright Idris Goodwin on Collaboration, Infamy, and Making Time

29 July 2015

Laura Brueckner interviews playwright Idris Goodwin on 5 weeks 5 plays.

Hands Up
Essay

Hands Up

Testaments From The Policed, part 2

12 December 2014

Keith Josef Adkins shares excerpts from Hands Up: 6 Playwrights, 6 Testaments, ten-minute monologues commissioned in response to the recent events in Ferguson and Staten Island.

Where Broadway At?
Essay

Where Broadway At?

Meditations On the Closing of the Tupac Musical.

23 July 2014

Idris Goodwin investigates the potential financial and critical success of Hip-Hop-oriented theatre.